The Fuel of the Enemy

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The Fuel of the Enemy

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:05 pm

The Fuel of the Enemy

One who recognizes hatred as the enemy, knowing that it creates sufferings such as these, and persistently overcomes it, becomes happy in this world and in the other. Finding its fuel in discontent originating from an undesired event and from an impediment to desired events, anger becomes inflamed and destroys me. Therefore, I shall remove the fuel of the enemy, for that foe has no function other than to harm me."

— from A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Santideva, translated by Vesna and Alan Wallace.

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